During his first stint with the Bulls a few years ago, Jannero Pargo often entered games like Monday night's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder late and provided an offensive spark.
But with the Bulls struggling to score in the third quarter and early in the fourth, coach Vinny Del Negro opted to stay with his three-guard rotation of Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and John Salmons -- even though they were struggling.
I would have used Pargo to see if he could hit a couple of three-pointers to get something started. That's why he's on the team, right?
Pargo, though, hasn't taken the court since Dec. 26, when he played two minutes against the New Orleans Hornets.
Before Tuesday night's game with the Charlotte Bobcats, I asked Del Negro if he planned to use Pargo.
"I'd like to, it's just that we're going with the nine-man rotation right now," Del Negro said. "It's just to find him any quality minutes. But he's a pro. He practices, he's prepared and he's a great. If I can give him an opportunity, I would love to do that, but I haven't found with the guys that we're playing a rotation that works."